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Cerebral monitoring is important for management of severe head injury. It is also used in subarachnoid haemorrhage, stroke, intracerebral haematoma, meningitis, encephalopathies, hepatic failure, after neurosurgery and in patients undergoing carotid artery surgery. This article provides an overview of cerebral monitoring techniques available in clinical practice. © The Board of Management and Trustees of the British Journal of Anaesthesia [2005] All rights reserved.

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Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain

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130 - 133